Monthly Data Resources: September 2020

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the community.

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Upcoming Events:

Visualizing the Future Live Update, Tuesday, September 22, 1pm to 2pm Eastern time | 10am to 11am Pacific time | 5pm to 6pm UTC time, Registration Form

Visualizing the Future is an IMLS National Forum Grant to develop a literacy-based instructional and research agenda for library and information professionals with the aim to create a community of praxis focused on data visualization. Tune in to learn about grant activities and upcoming community-building opportunities.

Recent Publications:

Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020), now open access:

Linnet Taylor, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin, and Shazade Jameson, eds., Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives; info: ; open access PDF via the Internet Archive:

Kayla Abner, “Data Literacy as Digital Humanities Literacy: Exploration of Threshold Concepts,” dh+lib special issue, 22 June 2020.

Other Resources:

Shanda Hunt, “Data Visualization Services Toolkit for Libraries” (“…intended for librarians and libraries embarking on a new data visualization service, but could also be used to refresh skills, develop lesson plans for a data visualization course, or as a starter for anyone with an interest in the topic.”)

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, “Data Science in a Box” (an intro to data science for learners without background in stats or computing, with interactive tutorials using R)

Data Curation Network, “Data Curation Primers” (new additions include data curation primers for Twitter, GeoTIFF, ISO Images, and Neuroimaging DICOM and NIfTI)

National Institutes of Health, “All of Us Research Hub” (portal to biomedical data and metadata; currently in beta testing)